It’s Opening Day

Good morning and welcome to one of the best days of the year. Opening Day in Detroit is always sweet, but with a banner to hang this will be even better. In the past, ever year we seemed to wonder whether this was the year we’d break the .500 mark. Now we’ll try and see if the Tigers can prove many of the experts right and defend their American League crown and make a return trip to the World Series.

So what is your Opening Day tradition, and will you be able to uphold it this year?

I got permission from my daughter, who’s birthday is today, to still go to the game. If you want to find me, my friends and I meet for breakfast before beginning our day around 9:30 at Casey’s by old Tiger Stadium. We’ll probably leave Casey’s a little earlier than usual to get to our seats in time for the banner raising at 12:30. As for the seats, we’ll be in section 148 row K if you want to stop by and say hi.

This will be a pretty similar script to what we’ve done for the last 10 years.

By the way, if you’re looking for my season preview, it kind of got buried in the avalanche of news on Friday. You can find it here.


  1. pfife

    April 2, 2007 at 6:49 am

    happy opening day Billfer. Enjoy the blog, keep up the good work.

  2. Kyle J

    April 2, 2007 at 7:03 am

    Sadly, my opening day tradition consists of sneaking out for a late lunch to watch the first hour of the game on TV.

    Still a fine day, though . . .

  3. Rings

    April 3, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Hung out at Casey’s after the game…Nemo’s before. Good times, despite the loss.
    Did you happen to see Peter Riley hanging out on the corner, promoting “Michigan & Trumball,” the saving Tiger Stadium group?